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Hall Of Fame Coach Pat Rady Ends Eleven-Year Run At CHS

by Amanda York
Staff Writer


Cloverdale’s Pat Rady, shown above, has offi­cially stepped down as the head coach of the Clo­verdale boys’ basketball program. His son, Patrick Rady, shown below with Cooper Neese, will take over the program. (SEW File Photos) Cloverdale’s Pat Rady, shown above, has offi­cially stepped down as the head coach of the Clo­verdale boys’ basketball program. His son, Patrick Rady, shown below with Cooper Neese, will take over the program. (SEW File Photos) The Cloverdale School Board met Monday, Sep­tember 14 to go over regu­lar business for the month of September 2015.

During the course of the meeting it was announced that Pat Rady, a 2002 in­ductee to the Indiana Bas­ketball Hall of Fame, had officially stepped down from his post as the Cloverdale High School (CHS) varsi­ty boys’ basketball coach. His son, Patrick Rady, was named as his successor.

Pat Rady has coached basketball for 51 seasons and has tallied 761 wins, just short of Loogootee’s Jack Butcher with 806. Rady coached at Bain­bridge, Winchester, South­mont, Shelbyville, and Terre Haute South before taking the position at Clo­verdale, one that he has held for the last 11 years. Coach Rady will go out on top, having led the Clovers to a 22-6 record last sea­son and the IHSAA Class 21 sectional title. He also guided CHS to a sectional title in 2007.

Patrick Rady has served as the junior varsity coach and assistant varsity coach at CHS for the past sev­en years. He teaches busi­Hall ness and sports marketing classes at Cloverdale High School. His wife, Jonna, is an English teacher at Clo­verdale Middle School.

“I’m extremely blessed and honored to be selected as the next boys’ varsity basketball coach at Clover­dale High School,” he said. “Cloverdale has a rich his­tory in basketball tradition, and we hope to continue to build upon that tradition. My family and I are excit­ed about this new chapter in our lives, and we look forward to continuing our work with the youth in the Cloverdale community for years to come.”

Prior to arriving at Clo­verdale in 2008, Patrick Rady served as the head coach at Southwestern Ha­nover where he inherited a program that had not been above .500 since the 2001 season. Rady led the Reb­els to the sectional final twice in his five years at the school and had a .500 record (12-12) in 2008, the only non-losing season the Rebels have had since 2002. He also coached at Terre Haute South as an assis­tant for 11 years prior to his stint at Southwestern Hanover.

“We could not be more pleased that Coach Rady, Jr. has accepted the role of head coach for our (boys’ basketball) program,” not­ed CHS Athletic Director James Wade. “Coach Rady’s experience and knowledge of the game paired with his faith and passion for the game will serve Cloverdale and our boys’ basketball program well into the fu­ture.”

The Cloverdale School Board also heard a brief construction update at Monday’s meeting from Dan Sulkoske. It was noted that the asphalt and drain­age project was nearing completion and the middle school roof, as well as the fence and gates, would be completed in October.

The board voted to adopt the proposed 2016 budgets, capital projects plan and school bus replacement plan. The board also ap­proved the hiring of two instructional assistants for the Cloverdale Pre-K pro­gram. Several professional leave, field trip, and facil­ity use requests were ap­proved, as were fifty-nine transfer-in requests.

In the final act of the evening, the board voted unanimously to approved the following personnel items:

Maternity Leave

•Chelsey Meluch, CHS biology teacher.

Resignation

•Pat S. Rady, CHS varsi­ty boys’ basketball coach.

•Christian Frye, CHS varsity wrestling coach.

Coaching/ Hire/ Volun­teer

•Patrick Rady, Jr., CHS head varsity boys’ basket­ball coach.

Cloverdale School Board members Donna Fidler, Daniel Hofmann, Duane Huge, Christopher Mann, Bobbi Nees, Rob Schroer, and Vivian Whitaker will meet again on Monday, Oc­tober 12, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Arthur L. John­son Administration Center, located at 310 East Logan Street in Cloverdale. This meeting is open to the pub­lic.

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